Facts and figures

Contraception

  • 222 million women want to plan their childbearing but do not have access to it (world)
  • 87 million unintended pregnancies per year (world)
  • 46 million voluntary terminations of pregnancy (world)
  • 8% of women use modern contraceptives (West Africa)
  • 25% would like to do ‘planning’ (West Africa)

Population

  • 7.5 billion people (world, 2018)
  • 82 million: annual global population growth
  • 1.3 billion women of reproductive age (15-49) (world, 2015)
  • 1.1 billion people (Africa, 2015)
  • 2.2 billion people (Africa, projected 2060)

Fertility

  • 1.5 children per woman (Switzerland)
  • 2.5 children per woman (World)
  • 4.6 children per woman (Africa)
  • 5.0 children per woman (Benin)
  • 7.3 children per woman (Niger) (record)

Deaths

  • 100,000 women die each year from unplanned pregnancies (world)
  • 60,000 deaths per year due to unsafe abortions (world)

Sources:

www.who.int, www.worldbank.org, www.prb.org, www.wittgensteincentre.org

https://web.archive.org/web/20180903105607/http://www.compteur.net/compteur-population-mondiale/